Paper360 - November/December 2012 - (Page 8)

GLENN OSTLE In this, our final issue of the year, we once again highlight a number of individuals and companies who, through their deeds, have cast a favorable light on our industry and by doing so, make us proud to be papermakers. Despite shifting demand and changing markets, these individuals and companies continue to do admirable things, not because they are forced to, but because they know they are the right things to do—for the industry, for society and for themselves. Proud TRENDSPOTTING to Be a Achieving Zero Landfill of Fiber Green Bay Packaging reclaims 100 percent of fiber from the waste stream and saves about $1.6 million a year W 8 ith 30 locations in the U.S. and Mexico, Green Bay Packaging (GBP) manufactures high-quality products used for a wide variety of packaging and labeling applications, while maintaining a strong record of environmental and social responsibility. The Arkansas Kraft Division, Morrilton, Ark., is one of GBP’s two containerboard mills. The fully integrated facility A combination of virgin and recycled fiber is used to produce 1,100-1,250 tpd of unbleached Kraft linerboard and medium. uses a combination of virgin and recycled fiber to produce 1,100-1,250 tpd of unbleached Kraft linerboard and medium. In the past, about 133,000 cubic yards of material was sent to the mill’s on-site landfill each year, primarily in the form of sludge that was unsuitable as fuel for on-site biomass boilers, but that contained a large portion of usable fiber. In 2010, the mill began a closed-loop recycling project using state-of-the-art equipment developed through a partnership with Fiber Products LLC  and Marck Recycling. Fiber reject was diverted from the landfi ll and then cleaned and either returned to the paper machine furnish for linerboard production, or sold as a fiber product. As a result, the Morrilton facility became one of the fi rst mills to achieve zero-landfi ll of fiber collected from the mill waste treatment system, and the very first to do so using micro-aeration technology. According to Matt Szymanski, VP/Mill Manager of the Morrilton facility since 2004, “The paper industry has a good track record of being pretty clever about reusing waste streams, so it only made sense for us to look at all our streams, classify and quantify them, and start developing a plan to get out of the landfi ll business.” www.tappi.org Paper360º NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2012 http://www.tappi.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Paper360 - November/December 2012

Setpoint
Over the Wire
Achieving Zero Landfill of Fiber
Creating a Monument to Safety
Keeping the Paper Flowing
Transforming an Industry
Supporting the Community
David Paterson Takes the Reins at Verso
New Tissue Fabric, Felt, and Roll Cover Technology
TAPPI JOURNAL Summaries
Protecting Your Mill Against Cyber Threats
Association News
TAPPISafe Takes a Page from Other Industries
ASPI News
Paper360° Online Exclusives

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